Monday, September 29
DRINK: Chefs from Mason Dixie, Mandu, Buttercream Bakeshop, Beuchert’s Saloon, Brabo, Sona Creamery, Lost Society, and Tico will be at the Gryphon’s Chefs Behind Bars event tonight, at which they’ll make custom cocktails instead of food. Admission gets you a drink from each chef and food from the Gryphon—proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry. Tickets ($40) are available online. 6 PM.
Tuesday, September 30
ADVICE: The Washington Post’s premier advice columnist, Carolyn Hax, will be at the Museum of Natural History to answer all your health and genetics questions at the closing ceremony of the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibition (which, if you haven’t seen it already, is well worth the trip). Hax will be joined by NIH genetic counselor Barbara Biesecker and Johns Hopkins geneticist David Valle. Free. 6:45 PM.
Wednesday, October 1
COMEDY: Brightest Young Things’ annual Bentzen Ball comedy festival happens this weekend, and kicks things off with an amazing lineup of funny people at the Lincoln Theatre. See Tig Notaro, Jeff Garlin, Drunk History’s Kyle Kinane, Last Comic Standing’s Ben Kronberg, and Kate Berlant from IFC’s Comedy Drop. Tickets ($30) are available online. 7 PM.
Thursday, October 2
ART: The annual (e)merge Art Fair opens at Capitol Skyline Hotel with a concert by the pool featuring live music, deejays, and lots of drinks. For two hours, you’ll get to explore the fair, which is DC’s (much smaller) answer to Miami’s Art Basel. Hotel rooms will be converted into galleries; last time, the basement was taken over, too. Tickets ($45) are available online. 7 PM.
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